Listen to a track from the 2FM Rising pick for 2019.
An alternative hip-hop duo whose style can fluctuate from catchy, upbeat pop to strikingly dark and complex lyricism, Tebi Rex are leading the charge to bring the homegrown urban scene to a wider audience.
Breakthrough track She Hated Love Songs II ( a collaboration with fellow duo Elkin) acted as social critique of a system that perpetuates unrealistic standards about what love looks and acts like, an approach to sexual politics that was enhanced on their first release for 2018, Men Are Trash - sending them into both the UK and Irish Viral Top 50 charts.
Listen: Tebi Rex cover Kate Nash's Foundations in RTÉ Studio 8:
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A succession of career high points since has included their debut EP arriving to huge acclaim, follow up Peggy's Bus scoring a radio hit in Ireland, festival appearances at Longitude, Electric Picnic and Indiependence and collaborations with The Blizzards and Eve Belle. Their first album is due in 2019.